Over the past couple of days it has been revealed that WBC female Minimumweight Yuko Kuroki (15-4-1 7) [黒木 優子] would be returning to the ring on June 6th to make the 4th defense of her world title, and continue her development as one of the new female stars of Japanese boxing.
The pretty and likeable Japanese fighter announced that she would be facing Filipino challenger Norj Guro (7-5-1, 4), who will be having her second world title bout, at the Korakuen Hall.
Kuroki, a genuinely promising fighter and really charismatic fighter, hasn't got a perfect record but has really developed into a fantastic fighter, winning her last 6 bouts with notable victories against Mari Ando, Katia Gutierrez, Masae Akitaya and Nancy Franco. Those wins have helped prove that Kuroki is one of the best "little women" in the sport and at just 25 she has the opportunity to become a really notable fighter and a chance to prove herself.
Guro on the other hand has lost 4 of her last 5, including defeats to Nao Ikeyama, in a WBO Atomweight title fight, and the genuinely brilliant Jessica Chavez. She's not world class but is better than her record suggests and could prove a great foil for Kuroki to shine, or the determined and under-rated challenger who could be a potential banana skin.
As well as the main event of this card we can also confirm that the under-card will feature Tomomi Takano(8-2, 5) [高野人母美], Kenya Yamashita (8-2, 5) [山下 賢哉] and Ryoichi Tamura (6-2-1, 3) [田村 亮一]
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